Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Totems: Wolf, Part IV

"The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition". ~ Traditional Proverb

Wolf shamans and other spellcasters who call upon the wolf gain access to more magical abilities in the form of knowing 1d2+1 of the following spells per level. Half of these are determined at random and all come from spell levels that they can cast.

1st Level Spells (d7)
1. Alpha Command: as Command, but only works on those who you have already established dominance over.
2. Detect Wolf: as Detect Magic, except that it senses the presence of wolf spirits, wolves, or those others who emulate their nature.
3. Howling Fear: as Remove Fear (reversible), except that it only removes fear from those with wolfish nature and causes fear with those who don't.
4. Full Moon Charm: as Charm Person*, but requires aggressive, animalistic seduction.
5. Lick Light Wounds: as Cure Light Wounds, but only works on those with a wolfish nature.
6. Lupine Protection
: as Protection from Evil, but only works against non-wolf-kind.
7. Wolf Companion: as Animal Companion (D), but must be a single wolf.

2nd Level Spells (d6)
1. Halt Prey: as Hold Animal (D), but only works on non-wolf types.
2. Howling Terror
: as Scare*, but the same.
3. Lupine Blessingas Bless, but grants a +1 initiative, to hit, and to damage bonus to allies instead.
4. Phantom Wolf: as Spiritual Weapon, but appears as a spirit wolf that can keep attacking even if the shaman doesn't concentrate, and has a 25% chance of attacking someone else of its choice each round instead.
5. Speak with Wolvesas Speak with Animals, but only works with wolves, who do become friendlier with the casting.
6. Wolf Spirit: as Unseen Servant*, but is faster and has better senses (like a wolf), and can even attack ethereal foes.

3rd Level Spells  (d5)
1. Fang: as Striking, but the bonus can only be used by those with a wolflike nature.
2. Howl: as Prayer, but only helps those who are behaving in a wolflike manner and harms those who are not, whether actually friend or foe.
3. Wolf Cure: as Cure Disease, but only removes disease from those with a wolflike nature.
4. Wolfskin: as Polymorph Self* or Other*, but can only take on or grant the form of a wolf. 
5. Worg: as Animal Growth, but only works on wolf-kind.

4th Level Spells (d5)
1. Lick Serious Wounds: as Cure Serious Wounds, but only works on those with a wolfish nature.
2. Lupine Honor: as Detect Lie, but if one is detected, then the shaman must attack!
3. Pack Protection
: as Protection from Evil, 10' Radius, but only works against non-wolf-kind.
4. Wolf Call: as Summon Animal I (D), but only summons wolves. 
5. Wolf Terrain: as Hallucinatory Terrain (D), but can only appear as a forested and/or cold area.

5th Level Spells
1. Greater Wolf Call: as Summon Animal II (D), but summons a werewolf. 
2. Greater Wolfskin: as Polymorph Self*, but can only take on the form of a dire wolf or werewolf. 
3. Lick Critical Wounds: as Cure Critical Wounds, but only works on those with a wolfish nature.
4. Lunar Gaze
: as Confusion* or Feeblemind* (determined at random whenever cast), though eye contact with the target must be made.
5. Wolf Communion: as Commune with Nature(D), but only works in forested and/or cold areas.

6th Level Spells (d3)
1. Lupine Realm: as Plane Shift, but only transports to and from those dominated by wolves and wolf-beings.
2. Spirit Stalker: as Invisible Stalker*, but sends an invisible wolf instead that has 2 less HD, but double the speed and wolf senses.
3. Track the Path
: as Find the Path. but shows the shortest way to an individual instead.

Next week: Totems: Wolf, Part IV!